LOS ANGELES TIMES reporting this morning that the Jazz Bakery is re-opening sometime in 2012. Ruth Price, the venue’s long-time
owner, impresario announced that the club, which moved from it’s Helms Building space back in 2009, has found new, formal digs in a space adjacent to the Kirk Douglas Theater in downtown Culver City. The club had been operating as a sort of satellite in the last few years — a series of shows that Price had labeled “A Musical Feast.” I’m thrilled she’s putting down roots. The Bakery had been one of L.A.’s few places to go to hear top-shelf live jazz. I’ve seen some of the best shows of my life there, in that simple room that for a long time was simply a stage and rows of plastic patio chairs. No matter: I was transported beyond those chairs, walls and roof: Charles Lloyd, Jimmy Scott, Brad Mehldau, James Carter, Charlie Hunter … that’s just the short list.
So glad she’ll be back bringing the real deal around from time to time.
photo via L.A. Times
Here’s the full post from today’s L.A. Times.